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Tabletop Robotic Arm Reduces Language Barrier, Turns Speech into Sign Language

These engineering students noticed a significant shortage of sign language interpreters in the world – which is why they created a robotic arm to lend a hand. “Project Aslan” is a user-friendly and low-cost humanoid robot that translates speech into sign language. Aslan, which is an acronym for “Antwerp’s Sign Language Actuating Node” was designed […]

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Can Online Bots Build Peace?

Republished with permission from Peace News Network (Written by Kate Roff) Online ‘bots’ are normally viewed in a negative light, but this social enterprise is proving that they can also be used for good. In light of the increasing political divisions in online media, the organization Build Up is using social media bots to help […]

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White House Intervenes to Grant Rejected Afghan Girls Entry to U.S. for Robotics Contest

The Trump Administration overturned its recent decision to deny the visas of a female team of Afghani students participating in a world robotics competition. The drama of the school girls’ denied visas was widely covered by mainstream media. Even though Afghanistan is not included in the recent travel ban on

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Lost Hikers Rescued in Record Amount of Time, Thanks to Drone

It can take all night for this mountain park’s search and rescue team to find missing hikers – but thanks to new drone technology, a recent search was over in a matter of hours. The Douglas County Search and Rescue Team of Colorado were deployed on Thursday after two hikers

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Now You Can Speak 80 Languages at the Touch of a Button

There’s over 6,500 different languages in the world – and now, you can basically speak 80 of them. Travis the Translator is a pocket-sized device that uses artificial intelligence to translate 80 different languages with a two-second processing time. Since Travis uses artificial intelligence, the translations becomes smarter, more native, and accurate

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